[quote]Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.[/quote]
Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to try to hypnotize the rebellion out of her. But the hypnotist, an intriguing young man named Henri Reverie, gives her a terrible gift instead: she’s able to see people’s true natures, manifesting as visions of darkness and goodness, while also unable to speak her true thoughts out loud. These supernatural challenges only make Olivia more determined to speak her mind, and so she’s drawn into a dangerous relationship with the hypnotist and his mysterious motives, all while secretly fighting for the rights of women. Winters breathes new life into history once again with an atmospheric, vividly real story, including archival photos and art from the period throughout.
Why I’m waiting?
Guys, can we talk about how intriguing The Cure of Dreaming sounds? How does it not make you want to read it? A suffragist, a hypnotist, supernatural creepiness, and bits of 1900 history? Yes, Cat Winters, you got my attention.
I have a weird soft spot for historical books with a supernatural twist. It may be because of the time period the book is set in? I find it fascinating reading about history during that time, and that time is fitting for the creepiness. I scare easily, but nothing will stop me from reading this book!